Watch This BlackBerry Storm Drive A McLaren Formula 1

Posted Mar 12, 2009

Vodafone and the Formula 1 team Mercedes McLaren have partnered to develop an application for the BlackBerry Storm that can actually drive a real race car.

Engineers Simon and Steve used an accelerometer/gyroscope application built for the Storm, powered Bluetooth to steer and accelerate an RC car initially. They put together a race track around their office and stuck that video on YouTube. After that succeeded, they were contacted by the Formula 1 team to try it out on a real race car. World champion Lewis Hamilton used the BlackBerry to control the McLaren Formula 1 car.

This is the type of video that makes you think, “ain’t technology somethin’?”